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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

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Title

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Other title

The West Arnhem Wire

Creator

West Arnhem Regional Council

Collection

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Date

2020-07-23

Location

Jabiru

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers; West Arnhem Region; Arnhem Land (N.T.); Newspapers; Periodicals

Publisher name

West Arnhem Regional Council

Place of publication

Jabiru

Series

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Volume

Edition 430, 11-23 July 2020

Previously known as

The West Arnhem Wire

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application/pdf

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Copyright

Copyright owner

West Arnhem Regional Council

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/809745

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/809746

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West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang 4 The West Arnhem Wire | 11 - 23 July 2020 NT GOVERNMENT TAKES NEXT STEP TOWARDS TREATY Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) recently donated a significant supply of antibacterial soap to support vulnerable communities in the West Arnhem region. With the assistance of Red Lily, deliveries were also made to Kakadu outstations. Thank you to all those who helped make this happen. A Jabiru Area School students utilising the hand soap donated by ERA. Yagbani team members in Warruwi using the donated hand soap. The NT Government has released a Treaty Commission Discussion Paper in an important step towards a Treaty in the Territory. The Paper will form the basis of the Treaty Commissions consultations in the next few months on a Treaty that will provide a springboard for Aboriginal economic development and a process for truth telling that will assist in resetting relationships. Chief Minister and Minister for Treaty Michael Gunner said the Discussion Paper will guide the work for Treaty, making sure the voices of Aboriginal Territorians across the Territory are heard. I travel the Territory and I listen. You tell me you want better housing, better roads, better healthcare and a better opportunity for your kids, Mr Gunner said when launching the Paper in the remote community of Ngukurr on Thursday (16 July 2020). Thats what Treaty is about. Its not just a piece of paper. Its not just symbolism. Treaty is a contract. Its law. It acknowledges that our Aboriginal nations never ceded their sovereignty. It recognises the wrongs of the past to make a better future in practical ways, he said. Because Treaty is a new deal with the NT Government that puts you in charge. Treaty gives you the power to make sure you have the houses, the roads, the schools and the healthcare that you need. Mr Gunner said the Territory Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal Territorians through a Treaty, local decision making in remote communities, investing $1.1 billion in remote housing over 10 years to reduce overcrowding, and are investing in the expansion of early childhood services in remote communities to give all children, no matter where they live, the best start in life. Treaty Commissioner Professor Mick Dodson said he was now looking forward to getting on the road to discuss the Papers contents with Aboriginal Territorians. I am seeking honest and constructive feedback on the Discussion Paper and I am particularly keen to hear about things you feel I may have missed out, he said. The Territorys Aboriginal Affairs Selena Uibo said the Barunga Agreement committed the Northern Territory to a new path of reconciliation, one we have been walking the past year not only with the appointment of Professor Dodson but with the signing of Local Decision Making agreements across the Territory. These partnerships ensure decisions for communities are locally led. Local decisions are the best decisions, she said. At Barunga in 2018, the Territory Government and the NTs four Land Councils signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding paving the way for consultations to begin with Aboriginal people about a Treaty. The MoU was signed on the 30th anniversary of the presentation of the Barunga Statement to Prime Minister Bob Hawke, who went on to promise a Treaty between the Commonwealth and Australias Indigenous peoples, but has remained undelivered. The Treaty Commission is due to deliver its final report in early 2022. These partnerships ensure decisions for communities are locally led.." DONATION WELL-RECEIVED